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1870 Eugène Meyer de Paris Vélocipède

14 August 2000

AS THE Tour de France came to an end, this 1870 Eugène Meyer de Paris Vélocipède sold on its top estimate for £26,000 (plus 15 per cent buyer’s premium) at Brooks’ Summer Vintage sale at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu on July 27.

Reconciliation service gets Ministerial backing

14 August 2000

UK: Arts Minister Alan Howarth welcomed the launch last month of ArtResolve, a non-profit making company specialising in the resolution of disputes about works of art and antiquity.

Bloomsbury sold to top bidder

14 August 2000

UK: BLOOMSBURY Book Auctions, London has been sold to Stocklight Limited, owners of Bernard J. Shapero Rare Books and the Shapero Gallery.

Blitzing Matilda

14 August 2000

AUSTRALIA: BACK in the 1980s a local election campaign in a certain southern hemisphere country featured posters with the simple combination of a photo of the opposition candidate above the words GET THIS BASTARD.

An early 19th century blue transfer printed oval footed bowl

14 August 2000

An early 19th century blue transfer printed oval footed bowl, 11in (29cm) wide, depicting the death of Nelson at Trafalgar in 1805 which sold at The Bristol Auction Rooms on July 25.

MPs report to Arts Minister on trade regulation

07 August 2000

UK: THE Culture Select Committee investigating the illicit trade of cultural goods has stopped short of demanding tough legislation that might inadvertently harm legitimate business.

Commons committee to look at Kent Bill

07 August 2000

A House of Commons Committee has been appointed to examine the Kent County Council Bill in detail.